The Gem of Sweden...
After successfully running the Krutaa River we headed back to our lake shore camp and sadly packed everything up in order to move onto our
next river. The next river on our ‘Hit List’ was the Sweden gem Gausta River.
This is the one creek that is the must paddle for all creekers heading to
Sweden. If you haven’t considered heading to Sweden to paddle….you should now
The Gausta flows from the highlands of the Sweden and Norway boarder from Borgefjallen National Park. The river is born from the melted snow
of the area and makes its way through the open tundra. As small rivers and
streams push in along the way the river continues to grow in volume and
eventually pushes into Lake Blasjon. The Gausta is a great 18km section of
whitewater that can be paddled in sections or in one long push day.
The Gausta has just about everything. Waterfalls with swim potential, long multi-stage slides, short slides, technical rapids, and of course unmatched scenery.
I can’t say enough about this river so I will let a few photos do the rest of the explanation…
TC having a scout...looks good.
In the goods of the first drop.
The multi-stage slide. So much fun!!
Logan rolling into the goods.
My run of the big falls.